From 1978 to 1995, Omni was the go-to magazine for readers of science and science fiction. With articles and short stories about the present and beyond, it was crammed full of ideas to excite geeks everywhere. And now the original run is back.
According to The Verge, Omni’s owner Jerrick Media is partnering with the Museum of Science Fiction to make the original issues available on Amazon.
Each issue costs $2.99 (it’s free for subscribers of Kindle Unlimited). You can also find select articles online at the website of the Museum of Science Fiction.
Although 1978 was 39 years ago—which is hundreds of years in dog and thousands of years in science fiction—many of the articles found in this magazine are relevant today, including “Mind and Marijuana,” “Genetic Markers Forecasting Our Biomedical Destiny” and “The Science Behind Improving Human Performance.”
As for the fiction, edited by Ellen Datlow, many of Omni’s short stories and novelettes are now considered classics, such as William Gibson’s “Johnny Mnemonic,” Ted Chiang’s "Tower of Babylon” and George R.R. Martin’s “Sandkings.”
It was a great magazine, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. Check it out.